July Mega Sale (Auction #102)
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Doors material is as "Blue Chip" as it comes and this is the FIRST example of this handbill we have EVER auctioned. Bob Masse designed this “Celebration of the Lizard” original handbill for the Doors appearance at the L.A. Forum in December 1968. Canadian artist Bob Masse is one of rock's most seasoned and prolific poster artists. He is perhaps best known in the collecting world for his design of the July 1967 Grateful Dead concert at Vancouver’s Agradome. His work has been hunted by collectors for decades and remains one of the most celebrated artists of the era.

 

The Doors personally requested that the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis open this show. The performance featured Curtis Amy and George Bohanon in an on-stage orchestra. Around 14,000 fans were in attendance. The Doors set included the earliest known live performance of “Touch Me”. Doors handbills are always highly sought after and this issue is especially so, given its amazing design and eye appeal. Furthermore, interest in vintage concert handbills is exploding! You should see our blog dated 5/18/18 for more details! 

 

Handbill – The Doors, The L.A. Forum

Grade – PAE Near Mint “81”

Bands/Bill – The Doors, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sweetwater

Venue – The L.A. Forum

City – Los Angeles, CA

Date – 12/14/68

Dimensions – 6 X 8 1/2”

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Scenic Sounds

Artist – Bob Masse

Condition Details – Super clean with no tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Tape stains on reverse, handling. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1968–Bob Masse-The L.A. Forum-The Doors Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “81”1968–Bob Masse-The L.A. Forum-The Doors Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “81”
1968–Bob Masse-The L.A. Forum-The Doors Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “81”
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,640
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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